|Madeleine Albright: On being a woman and a diplomat - TED.com|
Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks bluntly about politics and diplomacy, making the case that women's issues deserve a place at the center of foreign policy. Far from being a "soft" issue, she says, women's issues are often the very hardest ones, dealing directly with life and death. A frank and funny Q and A with Pat Mitchell from the Paley Center.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; Foreign Policy; business; iraq; 2010
|Trita Parsi: Iran and Israel: Peace is possible - TED.com|
Iran and Israel: two nations with tense relations that seem existentially at odds. But for all their antagonistic rhetoric, there is a recent hidden history of collaboration, even friendship. In an informative talk, Trita Parsi shows how an unlikely strategic alliance in the past could mean peace in the future for these two feuding countries.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Foreign Policy; Iran; Middle East; global issues; government; peace; politics; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world? - TED.com|
It's an unexpected side effect of globalization: problems that once would have stayed local—say, a bank lending out too much money—now have consequences worldwide. But still, countries operate independently, as if alone on the planet. Policy advisor Simon Anholt has dreamed up an unusual scale to get governments thinking outwardly: The Good Country Index. In a riveting and funny talk, he answers the question, "Which country does the most good?" The answer may surprise you (especially if you ...
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Foreign Policy; global issues; government; policy; TEDSalon Berlin 2014; 2014
|Paddy Ashdown: The global power shift - TED.com|
Paddy Ashdown claims that we are living in a moment in history where power is changing in ways it never has before. In a spellbinding talk at TEDxBrussels he outlines the three major global shifts that he sees coming.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxBrussels; TED; Talks; Foreign Policy; global issues; politics; world cultures; 2011
|Rory Stewart: Time to end the war in Afghanistan - TED.com|
British MP Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan after 9/11, talking with citizens and warlords alike. Now, a decade later, he asks: Why are Western and coalition forces still fighting there? He shares lessons from past military interventions that worked -- Bosnia, for instance -- and shows that humility and local expertise are the keys to success.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; Foreign Policy; global issues; military; peace; politics; war; 2011